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Our Curriculum
Our curriculum is unique because it has developed and evolved through years of experience
and observing what actually works with children.  In designing our curriculum we have used
the Montessori philosophy as the foundation and combined it with aspects from other
impressive programs, such as the Waldorf  Philosophy and Developmental Play Approach.
In order for children to have a well rounded learning experience we also offer a diverse
range of extra-curricular activities as part of our curriculum.
Multi-age grouping: Children are grouped in mixed ages and abilities, 18 months - 3 years, 3
- 6 years.  There is constant interaction, problem solving, child-to-child teaching, and
socialization. Children are challenged according to their ability and never bored.

Learning Centers: Each class has learning centers for language, math, practical life,
sensorial and science/geography. Children are free to move around and choose activities
from the learning centers.

Portfolio Assessment: There are no grades, or other forms of reward or punishment, subtle
or overt. Assessment is by portfolio and the teacher's observation and record keeping. The
test of whether or not the system is working lies in the accomplishment and behavior of the
children, their happiness, maturity, kindness, love of learning and level of work.

Role/Imaginary Play: The Waldorf philosophy suggests children learn through imitation and
doing. Imaginary play is considered the most important "work" of the young child and the
activity through which the child grows physically, intellectually, and emotionally.  A portion of
the school morning is devoted to uninterrupted imaginary play in our puspose build town
center.

Art: We use art as an integral part of our curriculum, as it allows children to express
themselves and helps develop their creativity and motor skills. In addition we ensure that
children are in an aesthetically pleasing physical environment, which is conducive to their
learning.

Organic Nutrition: We believe that the key to healthy growth and learning is healthy nutrition.
We serve wholesome and  organic snacks to children. Children at the Preschool are
provided with a morning and afternoon snack. Lunch has to be brought from home.

Extracurricular Activities: We offer a range of extracurricular activities for our children in
order for them to have a well rounded learning experience. The different activities include
yoga, music, gymnastics with Fun Bus, computers, Spanish, gardening, and cooking. All
activities are offered at no additional cost as part of our program.
Daffodils
Preschool
'A Progressive Montessori'
4901 Arroyo Trail. McKinney, TX
call
972.562.5200